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TRY/CATCH doesn't catch everything. In fact it won't catch most of the things you really want it to so I simply avoid it completely. Nothing worse than an...
June 25, 2020 at 3:24 pm
TRY/CATCH doesn't catch everything. In fact it won't catch most of the things you really want it to so I simply avoid it completely. Nothing worse than an unreliable language...
June 25, 2020 at 12:40 pm
The eternal balance between law and chaos.
Standards are by their nature "gates". For example, would you really want five different voltage standards for household outlets? How about which side of...
June 12, 2020 at 12:11 pm
Does ANY other computer language yield .1? Probably not. THIS is a serious bug. No matter what they say this kind of issue could cripple a project and probably not...
June 9, 2020 at 1:22 pm
There's a secret to reading code. 🙂
Or rather, do it only once. Code is called code for a reason. Even the best written code is not written for readability...
May 21, 2020 at 12:44 pm
DevOps isn't related to cadance or QA/testing. It is related to learning to become better. Plenty of companies conflated the two and drove speed over quality (many still do)....
May 19, 2020 at 2:33 pm
While DevOps is a nice theory, situations like this are why you shouldn't pile on the coal and have an overly ambitious release schedule. Even Microsoft eventually admitted the truth...
May 19, 2020 at 1:56 pm
A firewall is about access from endpoints, which may or may not help here. Inside->traffic often isn't limited, which is a hassle.
There are protections built in, but many don't...
May 14, 2020 at 4:03 pm
Until GitHub gets compromised. Don't laugh, it can (and probably will) happen.
The only solution that's truly effective is offline archiving, but of course the problem with archiving is the enormous...
May 12, 2020 at 12:25 pm
I prefer single-character-per-word aliases myself. But that brings up the subject of collisions. Some queries have insane joined table counts and when you have [ATM] and [Audit] in the same...
April 28, 2020 at 12:18 pm
For a whole host of reasons fingerprint reader security DOES NOT EXIST. Just forget using fingerprints. Full stop.
Passwords are the worst possible security mechanism--except for all the rest. 🙂
April 15, 2020 at 1:23 pm
Sounds like the Japanese industrial process known as Kaizen.
March 30, 2020 at 12:30 pm
A single hour is negligible. We have a 90 minute response time, but internal operations would suffer very little, employees would simply switch to non-computer tasks (of which there are...
March 20, 2020 at 6:03 pm
I can't argue we need better security, but I will argue we (as an industry, and even we as humans) do not understand the security domain--period. Thus we can't secure...
March 19, 2020 at 12:47 pm
In today's cloud world vendor lock-in is an issue with most stored procedures being DB platform specific (MSSQL vs PLSQL vs MySQL). Having to deploy an additional server...
March 6, 2020 at 4:40 pm